Victor V. Sumerkin graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire
and finished its post-graduate course with distinction
under the guidance of the famous pedagogue Michael
Victor Sumerkin is a laureate of various music compe titions,
an Honoured Artist of Russia and a holder of the Decoration of
Honour. His performing career began at the Kirov (now Mariinsky) Theatre and continued for another 30 years with the
Symphony Orchestra of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society,
directed for many years by Yuri Temirkanov.
Victor Sumerkin has successfully combined his performing
career of fifty years with teaching activities. The best
illustration of V. Sumerkinís successful teaching practice may
be the fact that since 1963 his students have never failed to become prizewinners
and award recipients at each competition they took part in. Today
one can find the former students of Victor Sumerkin playing with orchestras
in St. Petersburg, other cities of Russia and CIS, as well as in Germany,
Columbia, South Korea, Vietnam, and Poland.